MICR687M.01 (Reno)
Problems in Infection and Immunity

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Problems in Infection and Immunity
  • Short Name: MICR687M.01 Probs Infect & Immunol
  • Course Number: MICR687M.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Department Contact: Kristen Alexander
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 Weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • Dorothy Hudig, Ph.D.
    • William Courchesne, Ph.D.
    • Thomas R. Kozel, Ph.D.
    • Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr., Sc.D.
    • Subash Verma, Ph.D.
    • David AuCoin, Ph.D.
    • Paul Sumby, Ph.D.
    • Cyprian Rossetto, Ph.D.
    • Paul Brett, Ph.D.
    • Mary Burtnick, Ph.D.

Please contact the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (775) 784-6161 (775) 327-2332 Center for Molecular Medicine CMM 1664 North Virginia StreetCenter for Molecular MedicineRenoNV89557 Reno39.549974-119.81510318HYBRIDCenter for Molecular Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno Room 211 0320 to verify elective availability.


  • Students will gain laboratory-based experience in immunology or infectious diseases.

Description of Rotation

Provides a guided research laboratory experience in bacteriology, mycology, virology, or immunology. Emphasis will be on pathogenesis and molecular biology of infectious disease. Students will acquire laboratory skills that may include: general problem solving; microbial cell culture; tissue culture; immune function testing; use of radio-isotopes; and recombinant DNA technology.



Evaluation Method

Evaluation will be based on a short paper written by the student on his/her topic of study (50%) and on a subjective evaluation by faculty of the effectiveness of student participation.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Grading Criteria

The criteria for each grade will be negotiated between the student and preceptor at the onset of the rotation.

Special Notes

Before requesting this course:

1. Confirm with the preceptor that they will precept you on your planned work

2. After they have approved, include the preceptor's name in the notes on the Add/Change Form.